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Sociology: GCSE at Regent College

Course description

Understanding society and social interaction through the study of a variety of approaches in sociology including: functionalist approach, Marxist approach and feminist approach. You will also study the crime and deviance in society, and the role of the mass media in creating a moral panic in society.

You will study the role of the education system – considering whether it serves to help individuals adjust to adult life, or whether schools and colleges have an alternative agenda.

Finally, you will learn about research in sociology and carry out your own investigations.

Course content

Teaching styles
Students will often be working independently, with guidance from their teachers. Students might for example be creating a leaflet, poster, user guide etc. Student will also undertake group work, such as presentations, role-play.

Key features
If you want to take the first steps in gaining a greater understanding of human interaction then this course is for you. You will be taught by a dedicated and experienced member of staff solely focused on your achievement on the course.

Entry requirements

Five grade Ds or 3s at GCSE, including English Language


Unit One – Studying Society; Education; and Family.

Unit Two – Crime and Deviance; Power; and Social Inequality.

Each unit is assessed by a written exam consisting of a range of questions. Candidates will be expected to answer all questions relating to stimulus material, as well as short answer questions. Some questions will require extended writing and will assess the quality of written communication.

Financial information

Free to home students

Future opportunities

Particularly relevant to advanced courses in sociology, but any social science courses such as, psychology, health and social care. Careers which focus strongly on effective interactions with others e.g. social work, journalism, teaching, caring fields.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 September 2018

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